GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M290X vs 880M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


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Performance per Watt

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M290X

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Better PassMark score 4,284 vs 3,577 Around 20% better PassMark score
Lower TDP 100W vs 122W Around 20% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 880M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,359.5 vs 3,324.52 Almost the same
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 29,582 vs 24,205 More than 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 954 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3.57 frames/s vs -1 frames/s More than 450% better T-Rex score
Higher texture rate 122.1 GTexel/s vs 72 GTexel/s Around 70% higher texture rate
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 33.2 fps vs 22.8 fps More than 45% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better floating-point performance 2,930.7 GFLOPS vs 2,304 GFLOPS More than 25% better floating-point performance
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 65.6 fps vs 46.8 fps More than 40% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 993 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher metro: last light framerate 42.4 vs 33.1 Around 30% higher metro: last light framerate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M290X vs GeForce GTX 880M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
258.05 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 880M
82.51 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
54.52 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 880M
41.2 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
1,134.46 frames/s
GeForce GTX 880M
1,215.86 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
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GTA V uses 7.5 GB of my 16 GB of VRAM
according to other review sites and manufacturers, there is an 8GB and 4GB variant.
Because this site is biased. Don't come here unless you want to do Nvidia vs Nvidia or Intel vs Intel comparisons.
I suppose the real question is why does it have that much VRAM? You'll never go above 3GB on a laptop display anyways, was it just so they could charge people more?
No, it's got 8GB of Vram. 780M is the one that has 4GB.
Actually Blastergamer it is 8GB ram... it used to be 4GB or something like that.
The GTX 880M only has 4GB of VRAM.
Why Nvidia always sh!t on poor AMD LOL?!
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